Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is the primary setting for the first six books of the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling. It is a fictional British boarding school of magic for around 600 witches and wizards between the ages of 11 and 17. The school has numerous charms and spells on and ...

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How far do the grounds of Hogwarts extend through the Forbidden Forest

"Of course," said Moody, taking a swig from his flask. "Took a leaf out of your book, Potter. Summoned it from my office into the forest. He wasn't anywhere on there." "So he did ...
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Harry Potter after Hogwarts? [duplicate]

After Hogwarts, Harry and Ginny have children, but from what I remember, it doesn't mention what he does for a living, nor does it mention what Ron and Hermione do. At one point, I distinctly ...
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What actually is Arithmancy?

A subject taken by some students at Hogwarts is Arithmancy. Throughout the Harry Potter series, we don't seem to be given much information as to what arithmancy actually is. For example, Defence ...
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Who created the Room of Requirement?

The Room of Requirement is a very useful secret feature of Hogwarts, but how did it get there in the first place? Was it included (created or requested) by the Four Founders when they had the place ...
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Why was Hogwarts chosen to host the Triwizard tournament?

I'm looking for canon for what the process was that chose Hogwarts to host the Triwizard Tournament after its reinstatement in GoF. Anything JKR said, preferably.
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What did muggle-borns do before Hogwarts?

We learn on Pottermore that muggle-borns are found by a magical quill in Hogwarts. They then receive their letter, which identifies them as a wizard, and they join the magical community. What did they ...
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Why was Sirius locked in such an accessible room?

In Prisoner of Azkaban, Sirius is caught and locked in Flitwick's office. This is easily accessible by the thirteenth window to the right of the West tower. Someone could just fly up, with any of ...
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Why is there a cannon at Hogwarts?

In the Triwizard Tournament in the HP and the Goblet of Fire film, a cannon is used at the start of each of the three tasks. It can be seen e.g. in this video clip: ...
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Which “one hundred rules” did Harry and Ron break to find the Chamber of Secrets?

Towards the end of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Professor McGonagall says that Harry and Ron broke "a hundred school rules". “Very well,” Professor McGonagall prompted him as he paused, ...
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How do children from Hogsmeade come to Hogwarts?

Consider a family that's living in Hogsmeade. Do they have to bring their children to London (Kings Cross) when they're going to be sent to Hogwarts or can they just bring them into the school ...
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Do owls deliver only in fixed daily windows?

If I recall correctly, owls deliver only at breakfast. Who enforces lining up owls at a gate till breakfast? May students receive mail outside of breakfast time? Wild out-of-universe guess: It ...
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How many ways are there of getting to Hogwarts?

We know that most students get to Hogwarts by train, and that Harry Potter and Ron Weasly arrived by flying car, but are there other ways to get to the school?
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Where is Hogwarts?

We are introduced to the famous Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry Potter series. But where on, say a map, is it? A location relative to some other know spot is also acceptable. ...
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How Hogwarts' teachers find where Muggle-born witches and wizards live? [duplicate]

I've read this in The Quill of Acceptance and the Book of Admittance on Pottermore, and the answers in: How and when did Hermione find out she's a witch?. We know that a member of Hogwarts' ...
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How many Hogwarts students changed year from book to film?

As requested by rand al'thor, a follow-up question to How many Hogwarts students changed House from book to film?: How many Hogwarts students changed year from book to film? In the book series, we ...
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How many Hogwarts students changed House from book to film?

The only example I can think of is Padma Patil: Ravenclaw in the books, Gryffindor in the films. Were there any other Hogwarts students who were in one House in the books but in a different one in ...
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Stealing or obtaining another House's common room password

It seems that entry to House common rooms is through audibly validating a password with whoever guards the door. Is this the case for all Houses? If so, would it be easy for someone to conceal ...
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What Hogwarts classes are taught to two houses at once?

I remember from my mumble about nine mumble rereads of the Harry Potter series that the following classes Harry took were taught to more than one house in the same lesson: Potions with the ...
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Why didn't students go to other schools after Dumbledore's death?

After the death eaters take over the school after Dumbledore's death, I understand it became mandatory for all students to attend school but my question is why didn't students go to other wizarding ...
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Who is the head of Ravenclaw?

We're pretty familiar with the heads of the other houses: The Head of Gryffindor is McGonagall The Head of Hufflepuff is Sprout The Head of Slytherin is Slytherincess Snape, then Slughorn But who ...
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Are Hogwarts portraits able to learn/respond to novel stimuli? [duplicate]

Much in the way that Dumbledore told Harry that it was unhealthy to stare at the reflection of his parents in "The Socerer's/Philosopher's Stone," I get the feeling that it would be easy to want to ...
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Why are there no portraits of the founders of school in Hogwarts?

There are portraits of all the headmasters in Hogwarts, why are they no portraits of the founders of the school? If there are, why didn't they sort the first year students into groups instead of the ...
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Can Hogwarts students have more than one familiar?

Quoting from the Hogwarts letter Harry receives in the first HP book: students may bring an owl OR a cat OR a toad. The word "may" suggests that students can also choose not to bring a ...
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Did Morfin Gaunt attend Hogwarts?

It seems fairly clear that Merope Gaunt did not attend Hogwarts; what magic she was able to perform was probably taught to her by her father before he gave up on her entirely, believing her to be ...
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Why would Hogwarts require such tight security?

Hogwarts has a lot of security measures that look like an over excess for what is, in all effects, a school (unplottable, can't Apparate, controlled Floo network, students can't leave freely, etc.) ...
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How did Lucius Malfoy get back to being a school governor?

I don't have access to my copy of Prisoner of Azkaban currently, but I'm pretty sure I remember correctly that Lucius Malfoy is one of he school governors, since he is a big part of Hagrid's appeal ...
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House bias among Hogwarts Headmasters?

Headmasters and Headmistresses of Hogwarts should be above the petty squabbling between the four houses, but are they really? Being raised to a higher level and becoming (supposedly) neutral is a ...
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Did Dumbledore himself take The Sword of Gryffindor under conditions of “Need and Valor”?

In Chapter 33: The Prince's Tale of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, it is revealed that the Sword of Gryffindor "must" be taken under conditions of "need and valor", and that kind of explains ...
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How did Harry get his hair cut at Hogwarts?

In the first book, it's mentioned several times that Harry's hair grows quickly. I don't remember he exact quote, but i remember something like 'he must have gotten more haircuts than all the other ...
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Why does Hogwarts always start on the 1st September?

We all know that Hogwarts begins on the 1st September. Is there a reason given that it's always the same date, leading to various days of the week? In 1991 and 1996 it was a Sunday! I am a teacher ...
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Content of Hogwarts Letters Received by Students at Beginning of Term

I wanted to know that through his 6 years of education Harry received letters from Hogwarts at the beginning of his term and if Hogwarts wasn't taken over by death eaters he would still receive a ...
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Why is 11 the age of admission to Hogwarts?

On the Harry Potter Wiki page for Hogwarts, it has the following to say about first years: First years are typically eleven to twelve years of age. Simple question then: is it ever explained ...
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Does earning a NEWT in a subject make you an expert or can you go further? [duplicate]

NEWTs are seemingly an equivalent to A-Level study in the UK and students select a more limited number so that they are now specialising in a small number of subjects, and there are various hints that ...
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Are all the teachers at Hogwarts professors and if so, why?

When I last read Harry Potter, I remember all of the teaching staff being professors. Nothing in What are the requirements to teach at Hogwarts? implies there's any need to be qualified as a ...
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Did the students at Hogwarts know what Snape did at the end of Half-Blood Prince?

I know Harry's friends would have known, but did the other students know that Did the rest of the wizarding world know about it?
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What type of school is Hogwarts?

Based on the government approved types of school, what type of schools is Hogwarts? I believe it would be somewhat like a Foundation School where it is state funded and has a governing body that ...
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Why are Hogwarts' students so ignorant of Muggle society? [duplicate]

Before going to Hogwarts young wizard and witches must have either gone to Muggle school or been home schooled. Probably not every pair of wizard parents wants or has the time to home school their ...
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Can living things be transported directly into the Room of Requirement?

I know people can get into the Room of Requirement through the passageway leading from the Hog's Head. But can living, sentient beings like animals or people be transported into the RoR if you wish ...
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Were the Headmasters of Hogwarts prohibited from teaching?

Did any of the Headmasters of Hogwarts ever teach after becoming Headmaster? Were there any constraints which prevented them from teaching?
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Why did Hogwarts hire DADA teachers?

Dumbledore knew that Voldemort had cursed the Defence Against the Dark Arts teaching position. So, hiring DADA teachers is knowingly putting their lives at risk. Did Dumbledore make a mistake by ...
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Why did Albus Potter bring a ferret to Hogwarts?

When Albus Potter was about to depart for his first year at Hogwarts he was seen carrying a ferret (or perhaps a Jarvey) in a cage. Neither of those animals are on the allowed list of animals on ...
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Why doesn't every wizard duel with Expelliarmus?

In the Harry Potter universe disarming your opponent seems to be the most logical opening move in a duel, but only Harry seems to do this often. Is there any in universe explanation for this, for ...
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Fanfics where muggles see or explore Hogwarts? [closed]

What fanfictions do you know of where a muggle either sees Hogwarts or explores the ruins anyway, despite the Danger sign? I found a few half-stories including one where a woman scientists is ...
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Why was Tonks on the 7th floor corridor in Hogwarts?

In Chapter 21 - The Unknowable Room, Tonks abandoned her duty (guarding the school) to visit Dumbledore. Upon learning that Dumbledore wasn't there she came to the 7th-floor corridor where Harry ...
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Can students in Hogwarts change their houses after official sorting has been done? [duplicate]

People change as we know, as time passes, as they grow, as they face various situations in their life. Even wizards are basically people like muggles except for magic. Say a student is intelligent so ...
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Can non-British wizards attend Hogwarts?

Is there any evidence of non-British wizards attending Hogwarts?
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Which buildings were used to create Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films?

It is my understanding that multiple buildings and structures around Britain were combined to create a mock up of Hogwarts, which was ultimately used as the basic working model of Hogwarts for the ...
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How difficult was it to apply for time-turners?

As far as we know from the books (I haven't been on Pottermore or seen any of JKR's interviews) Hermoine is the only witch or wizard to have legally used a time-turner. So how does the application ...
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Where are the ingredients for the massive feasts at Hogwarts coming from?

If I remember correctly, food is one of the five things that can't be transfigured. The House Elves were responsible for cooking all of the meals at the school, but the raw ingredients have to come ...
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Could a squib go to Hogwarts?

There are many subjects in Hogwarts that require magical knowledge, but not magical ability. Of course, subjects such as Charms and Defense Against the Dark Arts require the student to have magic, but ...